SSG Capital Advisors, LLC

2019 Year in Review

2019 was an extraordinarily busy year as we closed 24 special situation transactions across a broad range of industries and verticals including healthcare, metals and steel, consumer products, technology, textiles, manufacturing, bio/pharmaceutical, wholesale distribution, energy, food service, retail and business services. Using creative solutions for M&A advisory, capital raises and restructuring engagements, we turned complex situations into positive transactions that maximized value for all stakeholders, saved jobs, positioned companies for success, and created the best possible outcomes for our clients. Through it all, SSG responded with the experienced people, effective process and established networks that delivered the proven results in the investment banking transactions listed below.

Many deals were a collective effort, and we were pleased to partner with a variety of other firms and professionals to find pathways to success for companies at a crossroads. We look forward to working with them and our global network of resources in 2020.

We appreciated opportunities to support the industry through restructuring organizations and to give back to the community. In addition, 2019 saw both the firm and our professionals recognized for outstanding performances. We'd like to share some additional highlights of the year with you below.



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  • J. Scott Victor - Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy; Board of Directors for the New York Institute of Credit
  • Teresa C. Kohl - Board of Directors for the American Bankruptcy Institute; Board Chair of Living Beyond Breast Cancer; Steering Committee member of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference
  • Michael C. Goodman - Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association; Trustee TMA Global
  • Neil Gupta - Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association; Board of Directors for the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project





We believe it’s important to give back to the community as well as the industry, and we’re proud to support the following charities and foundations, both as a firm and as individuals.



Congratulations to Neil Gupta on his promotion to Managing Director at SSG Capital Advisors. Neil joined SSG in 2011 and has been a significant contributor to the success of the firm. During his tenure he has led or participated on more than 75 deal teams in a wide variety of special situations transactions.

“Neil has been a rising star since he joined SSG,” said J. Scott Victor, firm founder and Managing Director. “He advanced from Associate to Managing Director in just six years, an incredible achievement in investment banking."

Neil’s professional experience, combined with his professional designation as a CFA Charterholder and Certification in Distressed Business Valuation (CDBV) gives him a diverse skill set to draw upon in serving clients. He is frequently called upon to participate on panels for industry groups and shares his expertise through authoring articles. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Association for Corporate Growth and the Turnaround Management Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Chapter of the TMA and the Board of Directors for the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project. Neil received The M&A Advisor’s 8th Annual Emerging Leaders Award in 2017 and was included in the prestigious 2018 Top 50 Americas Rising Dealmaker list by the Global M&A Network.

Learn more about Neil.


SSG has added five new team members with extensive investment banking experience and a track record of success to deepen our bench and support continued growth. We are fortunate to have recruited such talented people and we look forward to their contributions.





J. Scott Victor
Managing Director
(610) 940-5802

Mark E. Chesen
Managing Director
(610) 940-5801

Matthew P. Karlson
Managing Director
(610) 940-5804

Michael Goodman
Managing Director
(610) 940-5806

Teresa C. Kohl
Managing Director
(610) 940-9521

Robert C. Smith
Managing Director
(610) 937-2359

Neil Gupta
Managing Director
(610) 940-2663

Craig D. Warznak
Vice President
(610) 940-3615

Alexander D. Lamm
(610) 940-3882

Gregory M. O’Sullivan
(610) 940-6067

Matthew R. DiTosto
(610) 940-1072

Joel R. Julio
(610) 940-2619

Global Special Situations is an international alliance of investment banking firms with a unique focus on special situations advisory services; including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, capital raising, valuation, financial restructuring and bankruptcy/insolvency advisory.


SSG Capital Advisors is an independent boutique investment bank that assists middle-market companies and their stakeholders in completing special situation transactions. We provide our clients with comprehensive investment banking services in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private placements, financial restructurings, valuations, litigation and strategic advisory. SSG has a proven track record of closing over 350 transactions in North America and Europe and is a leader in the industry.


Securities are offered through SSG Capital Advisors, LLC (Member SIPC, Member FINRA). All other transactions are effectuated through SSG Advisors, LLC, both of which are wholly owned by SSG Holdings, LLC. SSG is a registered trademark for SSG Capital Advisors, LLC and SSG Advisors, LLC.

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